The Red Tape Of Doom

Webcomic Storyline: 

Help Desk, by Christopher B. Wright

Comic Transcript: 

MARK: Look, I'm not thrilled with the prospect of having my world destroyed by an ego run amok, but I still don't know why I'm here.

GENERAL RICHMOND MONTGOMERY: We're in a bit of a crisis. We have an insurmountable problem and we're running out of time.

MARK: You need to find a way put Steve Jobs' ego back in its extradimensional cage before it completely enters this world.

GENERAL RICHMOND MONTGOMERY: No, we already know how to do that.

MARK: You need to find a way to translate your theoretical knowledge into a practical application of technology.

GENERAL RICHMOND MONTGOMERY: No, we've already done that. We have the technology that will put the ego back where it belongs.

MARK: Then the technology is dangerous and temperamental, and you need someone to operate it manually in order to --

GENERAL RICHMOND MONTGOMERY: It's completely safe and automated. All we need to do is throw a switch.


MARK: You skimped on all your project documentation, QCD did an audit, and they won't let you turn it on until you meet all their project requirements.

GENERAL RICHMOND MONTGOMERY: Let me introduce you to your team.


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Did I win?

Boy, have I gotten used to putting myself in Mark's shoes.

I called this punchline back in cel 2. Poor Mark, if only the world knew our dilemmas.

That rings sooo true

I wasn't trying to save the world, just our division of the company, but yes, I've seen this.

'Course I also saw where there wasn't an emergency but they flipped the switch on an undocumented project anyway, and it caused great chaos.

It could be worse.

At least he "probably" has an actual team this time...